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Kings Plant Barn – helping the Chinese community grow their gardens

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Communities, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, KB, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Kings Plant Barn – helping the Chinese community grow their gardens

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs Kings Plant Barn , Auckland’s largest garden centre chain, is helping the Chinese community grow their gardens by working to combat language barriers and increase New Zealand plant knowledge in the Chinese community. Recognising the changing dynamic of the Auckland demographic, Kings Plant Barn has launched a […]

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Education Consultation in Wellington

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Communities, DJF, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, KB, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Public Sector, Public sector agencies  /  Comments Off on Education Consultation in Wellington

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs The Office of Ethnic Communities has continued supporting Ministry of Education (MoE) in hosting Education Consultation meetings for ethnic communities. The Wellington meeting, held on 18 October at the Ministry of Education’s National Office, attracted over 100 participants from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. Hon Jenny Salesa, […]

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Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand Annual General Meeting

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Business, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand Annual General Meeting

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 8 September 2018 at the Avondale Islamic Centre. Established in 1979, FIANZ aims to guide New Zealand Muslims in the promotion of religious, social, educational, cultural, and economic activities in accordance […]

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2018 Teej Celebration

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Business, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on 2018 Teej Celebration

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs New Zealand Nepal Society hosted its annual Teej Celebration 8 September 2018 in Auckland.  The vibrant event, celebrated with cultural performances and colourful decorations, was attended by community members, government agencies, and MPs. The event focused on women empowerment and leadership, with an award ceremony that recognised […]

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Director’s Update – September 2018

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Business, Communities, Director's updates, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Director’s Update – September 2018

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs Kia ora, nĭ hăo and namaste! This month the Office of Ethnic Communities (OEC) celebrated Māori, Chinese, and Hindi language weeks.  We also observed the 125th anniversary of the New Zealand women’s suffrage movement, and saw the release of the report on Diverse Thinking Capability Audit in […]

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Aga Khan Award for Architecture Exhibition celebrates innovation and diversity

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Business, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Aga Khan Award for Architecture Exhibition celebrates innovation and diversity

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs An exhibition of projects honoured by one of the world’s most prestigious architecture awards has opened in Auckland. The George Fraser Gallery is exhibiting projects from the most recent round of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Projects on display include an urban park in Denmark, a […]

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Ahead of the game – ISANA NZ workshops for International Student Wellbeing

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Business, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Ahead of the game – ISANA NZ workshops for International Student Wellbeing

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs In June 2017, the Government released the International Student Wellbeing Strategy designed to protect and enhance New Zealand’s reputation as a safe and welcoming destination for international students to study. Ahead of the game, ISANA NZ – International Education Association New Zealand has been supporting international student […]

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Suffrage 125 Spotlight: Vanisa Dhiru

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Business, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Suffrage 125 Spotlight: Vanisa Dhiru

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs This year marks the 125th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement. This month, we celebrate suffrage month, as we remember the signing of the petition that worked towards the passing of the Electoral Act 1893, giving all women in New Zealand the right to vote. Vanisa Dhiru […]

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Ethnicity data of State sector boards and committees

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  24/7 News, Business, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, KB, News, nominations, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Ethnicity data of State sector boards and committees

Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs As a part of one of the Government’s key priorities, Hon Jenny Salesa, Minister for Ethnic Communities, announced that the Cabinet Appointments and Honours Committee has agreed that ethnicity data be collected for candidates appointed to State sector boards and committees. This is exciting news for the […]

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Fisherman kept in ‘abject’ conditions at sea repatriated from Fiji, says lawyer

By   /  September 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Fiji, Fisheries, Fishermen, Forced labour, Human Rights, Images, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Dialogue charity, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports, Slavery, South Korea, Taiwan, Text, Tuna Fisheries  /  Comments Off on Fisherman kept in ‘abject’ conditions at sea repatriated from Fiji, says lawyer

NZ lawyer Karen Harding … social media video plea to captain of Taiwanese fishing boat helped “free” Indonesian fisherman in Fiji. Image: Karen Harding’s FB page By Rahul Bhattarai An allegedly “enslaved” Indonesian fisherman on board Yu Shun 88, a Taiwanese flagged tuna longliner, has now been repatriated from Fiji to his homeland, says an […]

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Boe climate and security pact big step forward, but lacks a gender drive

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Boe Declaration, Climate, Climate gender, Environment, Evening Report, Featured, Gender, Global Warming, History, Human Rights, Images, Indigenous, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, natural disaster, natural disasters, New Zealand, Oxfam, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Science-Technology, Security, Text, Tsunami  /  Comments Off on Boe climate and security pact big step forward, but lacks a gender drive

The major item on the agenda at last week’s Pacific Islands Forum was climate change. However, a gender gap appears to be at play within climate change itself. Jessica Marshall reports for Asia Pacific Journalism. The content of the Boe Declaration, signed at the Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru earlier this month, is not widely […]

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Sedition, coup-era media law and nerves keep lid on Fiji press

By   /  September 3, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APJS newsfile, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia-Pacific Journalism, Democracy, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji coups, Fiji elections, Human Rights, Images, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Military, Military coups, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Text, Video  /  Comments Off on Sedition, coup-era media law and nerves keep lid on Fiji press

With the date for this year’s second Fiji general election since the 2006 coup yet to be announced, one of the questions is will there be a free media for the campaign? Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva talks to some media commentators who are not optimistic. The frenzy of the forthcoming elections is just starting to […]

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Minister’s Update – December 2017 | Minister’s blog

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, Minister's updates, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector, Public sector agencies  /  Comments Off on Minister’s Update – December 2017 | Minister’s blog

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: Minister’s Update – December 2017 | Minister’s blog Namaste, Ni hao, Mabuhay, Anyoung haseyo, Salaam Alaikum, Shalom, Malo e lelei, Kia ora, Talofa lava; warm and festive greetings to all. This is the time of the year when our thoughts focus […]

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Director’s Update – December 2017

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communities, Director's updates, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector, Public sector agencies  /  Comments Off on Director’s Update – December 2017

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: Director’s Update – December 2017 Tēnā koutou [Hello] This is our last newsletter for 2017. I hope this has been a rewarding year for you, your whanau [extended family] and communities. The year has ended on a high note. The 2017 […]

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Welcoming Communities standard for New Zealand

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Government, Images, Immigration, Individuals, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector, Public sector agencies  /  Comments Off on Welcoming Communities standard for New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: Welcoming Communities standard for New Zealand Around the world Kiwis are renowned for being friendly, hospitable and inclusive – qualities highlighted in a new two-year pilot programme titled Welcoming Communities. The Welcoming Communities Standard was launched on 12 December 2017. The […]

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A Journey of Interethnic Mothering in Aotearoa

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, intercultural, interethnic, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector, Public sector agencies  /  Comments Off on A Journey of Interethnic Mothering in Aotearoa

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: A Journey of Interethnic Mothering in Aotearoa Interethnic Mothering is a topic dear to my heart academically and personally. My recently submitted Doctorial (PhD) thesis on this topic records experiences of migrant mothers in New Zealand and reveals interesting insights into […]

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The Reed Pen’s Tale | ethniccommunities.govt.nz

By   /  December 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Art, Artist, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on The Reed Pen’s Tale | ethniccommunities.govt.nz

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: The Reed Pen’s Tale | ethniccommunities.govt.nz Sayed Ali Karam Jawhary’s (Ali) an Afghanistan-born calligraphy artist, opened his first New Zealand solo exhibition on Friday 8 December 2017. Celebrating Persian calligraphy and the resilience of an artist from a refugee background, the […]

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PMC journalists, academics, students and mentors celebrate 10 years

By   /  December 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Evening Report, Featured, Gallery, Images, journalism, Journalism Education, Media, Media Freedom, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Multimedia, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, PMC Reportage, Press Freedom, Reports  /  Comments Off on PMC journalists, academics, students and mentors celebrate 10 years

Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Participants at the Pacific Media Centre’s 10th anniversary celebration last Thursday held a silent vigil calling for justice for the victims of the 2009 Ampatuan massacre and in protest against the spate of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. Calling for “Justice Now!”, “Never again to martial law” and “Stop the killings”, […]

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Defining moments: Women in Leadership

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Defining moments: Women in Leadership

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: Defining moments: Women in Leadership The Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand (IWCNZ) is a group that was formed in 1991 to cater specifically for the needs of Muslim women around New Zealand. Maysoon Salama, National Coordinator, and Anjum Rahman and […]

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Ancient instrument played at festival

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Communities, Foreign Affairs, Images, Immigration, Individuals, News, NZ Office of Ethnic Affairs, Promotional, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Ancient instrument played at festival

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government Office of Ethnic Affairs – Release/Statement Headline: Ancient instrument played at festival Candy Wu Zhang played the guqin, an ancient seven-string Chinese instrument, at the Gold Silk International Musical and Cultural Festival 2017. The guqin has a three thousand year history so is often referred to as the […]

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